Advanced Research in Social Psychology: Social Representations of Crime in Children's Television|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This is an advanced research seminar examining the relationship between adult understandings about crime and criminals and the images depicted in children's entertainment. Working with the instructor, students will become part of an active research lab, collecting and analyzing qualitative data that will ultimately contribute to a project that aims to connect early childhood media exposure to adult understandings about such things as the "causes" of crime, the demographics of crime, and solutions to crime. Students will gain significant knowledge about and fluency with social representation theory, as well as hands-on experience using a variety of qualitative data analysis techniques.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings relevant to the course research project including for example:
Haney, C. (2008). Media criminology and the death penalty. 58, DePaul Law Review, 689
Stark, S. (1987). Perry Mason meets Sonny Crockett: the history of lawyers and police as television heroes. 42, University of Miami Law Review, 229.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation, coding of approximately 50 episodes of children┐s programs, and five papers describing both the data collected and analysis performed.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
POI request submitted electronically. The instructor will contact the student to set up a brief interview prior to granting a POI. Preference will be given to students who have completed PSYC 277 and PSYC 213 (with Professor Carney).
|Instructor(s): Carney,Sarah Kristin Times: .M..... 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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